June 3, 1850: Regarding Treaties with Foreign Nations
On June 3, 1850, the Privy Council considered a number of issues related to foreign relations. Of some interest is the determination that if the French and English refused to make a new treaty similar to that made with the United States, notice would be given that the existing treaty would cease in one year.
May 6, 1852: Ratification of Treaty between Britain and Hawaiʻi
Exchange of Ratifications.–The undersigned, having met together for the purpose of exchanging the ratifications of a Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation between her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands, concluded and signed at Honolulu on the tenth day of July, 1851; and the respective ratifications of the said instrument having been carefully compared, and found to be exactly conformable to each other, the said exchange took place this day in the usual form. In witness whereof, they have signed the present certificate of exchange, and have affixed thereto their respective seals. Done at Honolulu the sixth day of May, 1852.
May 5, 1882: Provisional Treaty with Portugal – Containing Revisions
His Majesty the King of the Hawaiian Islands and His Majesty the King of Portugal and of Algarves, equally desirous of finding and strengthening the relations of friendship and commerce which happily exist between their respective States, here resolved to conclude a Convention to regulate temporarily these relations, until a definite treaty can be made, and for this Purpose have appointed their Plenipotentiaries . . . .
. . . . In testimony of which the respective Plenipotentiaries hereby sign and place their respective seals.
Made in Lisbon, in duplicate, on the fifth day of May [(in the year of Our Lord)] Eighteen Hundred and Eighty Two.